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because the economy s been desoying money since the real estate market crashed. it's an offsetting situation and it is reversible. if the private markets were creating welgts and thefederal reserve which is creating money, yeah, you'd probably have inflation. but there's proof in the balance of the cpi has been the flattest it's been -- >> somewhere, that this you're going through is going to meet. and that may spark it. but what you're saying is that gold is still way above an inflation curve? >> yeah, it's not thing -- look, i don't believe there's going to be rampant inflation. but iffyou do there is dozens of strategies that are not gold that will do a better job for an investor. especially a small individual investor who's not an institutionalized, billions of dollars to allocate -- >> like real estate? >> real estate remains the ultimate inflation hedge for the average person. you can buy at depressed prices, boht a $200,000 house with a $150,000 fixed rate loan for 3%, thank you federal government for backing it. if there's hyperinflation wouldn't that home be worth $1 milli
by now if we were going to have it. and yet i keep on -- the fed is printing money because the economy has been destroying money since the real estate market crashed. it's an offsetting situation and it is reversible. if the private markets were creating welgts and the federal reserve which is creating money, yeah, you'd probably have inflation. but there's proof in the balance of the cpi has been the flattest it's been -- >> somewhere, that this you're going through is going to meet. and that may spark it. but what you're saying is that gold is still way above an inflation curve? >> yeah, it's not thing -- look, i don't believe there's going to be rampant inflation. but iffyou do there is dozens of strategies that are not gold that will do a better job for an investor. especially a small individual investor who's not an institutionalized, billions of dollars to allocate -- >> like real estate? >> real estate remains the ultimate inflation hedge for the average person. you can buy at depressed prices, bought a $200,000 house with a $150,000 fixed rate loan for 3%, thank you federal gov
each other's lives. it is of a free market economy that grants everyone a fair chance and an unfettered start in the race of life. it is of a voluntary civil society that strengthens our commuters, protects the vulnerable, and minds the gaps to make sure no one gets left behind. and it is of a just tolerance and sustainable federal government that protects and complements free enterprise and civil society rather than presuming to replace them. this vision will not realize itself. the left, the inertia of the status quo, and the entire economy of this city stand a raid against it. realizing it will sometimes require conservatives to take on entrenched interests and policies and political third rail. many of these will be interests traditionally aligned with and financially generous to establishments within both political parties become sometimes it will require us to stand up for those that no one else will. the unborn child in the womb, the poor student in the failing school, the reformed father of my wishing in prison, the single mom trapped in poverty, and the splintering neighborhood
enough to keep united states competitive in our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion about what is going on in america, i travel to germany where i met a man who gave me -- who told me how things were done in germany compared to america. there are many specialist in america, but our system in germany is very dynamic. our workers are used in very many areas of the work. my american rent was supplies -- see the same staff. all three eggs are learned in the apprenticeship area it is the world -- apprenticeship. >> apprenticeship? not good enough? i needed an explanation. that is what i spoke to the headmaster of whence mr. -- of westminster academy. >> one of the challenges is that changing. it was a time in which the mother, father, children, could be the home in which they would be growing up with both parents. now when students go to school they only have one parent or there are issues in the home, they are bringing those challenges into the classroom. i think what schools should do is help children love to learn, love to read, become thinkers. become problem solvers.
say that the last ten years has been very bad for the economy. we've lost a lot of valuable resources and a lot of the momentum that we've had on. before, we had open markets and entrepreneurship and that's what helped china succeed. we have to go back to market forces as well as fight construction. >> so juan nubol there talking about the last decade. he was the guy that tried to buy 300 kilometers of ice and is we'll talk about that a little later, as well. clear now there is a hope for reform. i'm pleased to say kung mingh, the founder of lenovo who bought the business from ibm, he explained to eunice what he wanted from private reform to help private business in the country. >> translator: my view is that the chinese government should adopt a more systemic and comprehensive approach, for example, how to escape a better sense of reform in this country so that the public will have more confidence in ensuring the culture of mutual trust can be established. >> what's interesting is that this group, also becoming more influential in political circles. we'll hear a little later from the
, weekly jobless claims of. the market down. four out of the five past days. the state of the economy next. alec, for this mission i upgraded your smart phone. ♪ right. but the most important feature of all is... the capital one purchase eraser. i can redeem the double miles i earn witmy ventu car sauce to erase recent tvel purchases. d with a few clicks, this mission never happened. uh, what's this button do? [ electricity zaps ] ♪ you requested backup? yes. yes i did. what's in your wallet? could lose tens of thousands of dollars on their 401(k) to hidden fees. thafully e-trade has low cost investments and no hidden fees. but, you know, if you're still bent on blowing this fat stack of cash, there's a couple of ways you could do it. ♪ ♪ or just go to e-trade and save it. boom. ♪ ♪ lou: optimism about economic growth commissioning -- diminishing as markets posted sharp losses for a third day this week. talk about the short-term. joining me now with his outlook for the economy, former bp, the president and ceo of the cake schiller institute. good to have you with us. >> goo
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teach japan economy at georgetown. you're making the summit interesting again. the interesting problems that you face, and i d not envy you, is you said the fits call consolidation, the consumption tax will go up next year and the following year, and you're certainly aware that will take a big hit on consumption on income that will have a negative impact on the economy, and i'm wondering how you're balancing these two different issues of fiscal consolidation and demand. [speaking japanese] >> translator: i think you have hit on the most important point, because whenever we may try to increase the taxes, it does not necessarily result in increasing the tax revenue. we have known the actual examples which have happened in the past in many nrsakg ne >> you can watch the rest of this online as we take you live now to the heritage foundation in washington, d.c. for remarks by senator mike lee of utah. he'll be talking about the conservative movement and the future of the republican party. >> in his most recent book, "we still hold these truths: rediscovering our principles, reclaiming our fu
will not be at jac jacn hole sim this year. my next guest said that we're seeing a slowdown in the economy after a stock first quarter, joining us, wells fargo chief economist, john sylvia, you see a slowdown here? >> there is a slowdown that is what bothered market, stock market a little bit, we a single family housing stocks, retail sales disappointing. building into the commodity market, chinese economic growth is disappointing. people at the inning of year think this economy will take off, and earnings will be strong, then as year goes down they tamper down those expectations. >> you know there is one stock that stands a metaphor, caterpillar, we see them with disappointining results off 42 their earnings, because they are off in the mining sector, but they tell us about good news, just the op ship of what said in -- opposite of what you said in china in their outlook. >> caterpillar is a true global business, they have a lot of infrastructure, a lot of mining and lot of development in many of the asian economies, looking at u.s. companies as traditional as manage mcdonald's and coca-ca ha
states competitive in our global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion of what is going on in america, i traveled to germany -- he told up with me how things were done in germany. there are many such special in america. our apprenticeship program in germany is very dynamic. wasmerican friends surprised to see the same staff sweeping and serving. things areessary learned in the three-year apprenticeship. it serves as a worldwide example and should be maintained. >> apprentice ships? not a good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that is why i spoke to the headmaster of westminster academy. >> one of the challenge that educators face is the changing of the family. there was a time in which the mother, father, children would be a home in which they would be growing up with both parents. now when students go to school in the only have one parent or there are issues in the home, they're bringing those challenges and to the classroom. what schools could should do it should help children love to learn, love to read, it becomes thinkers, become learners, become problem so
: thank you for coming on. dagen: government funding is a nonstarter, not a kick starter for the economy. that will not get in the way of the white house trying to spend more money speak that is true, dagen. people in a sense almost do not real. government spending went to this huge peak after tarp. over 25% of our economy. it has now fallen as a share of gdp. we are down close to 22% of gdp. it is still too big. government is actually falling as a share of gdp. first-quarter, the quarter that we just finished will get data for that in about a week. we are expecting about 3% growth. that is pretty good news from the economic front. dagen: is that already factored into this stock market? >> well, at least in the short term i think you are right. i believe the stock market itself is undervalued considerably. in other words, if you go back to early 2009, it is really the rise in profits that has driven this market. if we get any extension, what the investment community called multiples, the stock market could go even higher. the dow is worth it fair value 18,500. we have these pullbacks eve
on the economy. people are eliminating chicken and duck from their diet. this is causing serious damage to the poultry industry. >>> city restaurants are losing a lot of money as many kmern vs. stopped ordering poultry fishes. orders have dropped off almost 50%. >> we're very concerned about the damage caused by unfounded rumors. it's a very serious situation for us. >> shoppers are also buying less poultry, both processed and unprocessed. so prices are falling. they're down by 20 to 30% since the first flu case was reported in beijing. and the price of eggs has also fallen by as much as 30%. >> translator: for the good of my health, i'm trying not to eat chicken. >> translator: i don't know how long this situation will last, but i'm really concerned. >> the spreading disease is having an impact on people's daily living. some are taking their own preventive measures. this man works for a company in beijing. he began washing his hands more often, and gargling every morning and evening. helies with his wife and daughter. among them, they keep more than 50 medical masks. >> translator: i a
for a whole host of reasons and the benefits that reform will provide to our country, to our economy, to our security. and we agree with those coauthors of the legislation in the senate who have made the point in recent days that enhancing our security is one of the reasons why we should press forward with comprehensive immigration reform. speculation about this particular matter is fine, but this is under investigation. the fact is that comprehensive immigration reform, as anybody who has looked into it and can attest, would enhance our security for all the reasons that i talked about at the top. >> okay. -- i'll ask about the faa graham says he disagrees with the obama administration's decision not to prosecute the suspect as an enemy combat it. >> i understand we will have a moment of silence for the victims in boston. that is appropriate, and the president is right to lead that effort. quickly, to the families who have lost loved ones, to those breaks as a nation. to the people of boston, you make us proud by the courage you have shown. to the law enforcement officials and intelligence c
economy both coming in, you know, more bearish than expectations. what can they do. positive for interest rates. on the other side, we still -- melissa: you think they will step in and do more easing in europe? >> they will cut interest rates. little impact because interest rates are already low. what we need is measures. the ecb could loan some money. melissa: that is an interesting perspective. we are quite bullish on the u.s. economy. we are positive. thinking would be good. this will account for some of the assets. melissa: thank you so much for coming on. lori: we have some updated news for the housing market today. rising 1.5%. that is just shy of the estimates. the pace has increased by 18.5% from year ago. bonuses are getting smaller. they are caving to regulators and scaling back bonuses. the trade journal said the fed started calling banks last year about compensation plans. jon corzine facing a lawsuit now over the collapse of mf global. he is being sued by louie freed. the lawsuit alleges that corzine engaged in risky trading practices. melissa: a vote of confidence and a big
% of poll, only americans think that control is an important problem mostly economy in general, 24% think that is most important. federal budget deficit and federal debt is 11%. here is the front page of "the new york daily news," -- lindsay is an independent here in washington d.c.. you are on "washington journal." am really sad and i want to make sure if one does in this country that 31,000 people per year are killed by guns. this is a normal and we did this is a horrible number for its allies civilization. horrible number for a civilization. stronger gun laws can make a difference. calling in.you for this is the front page of " the washington times." michael is from rockville center, new york. caller: the reason this legislation failed is not only would it have not prevented the terrible tragedy that occurred in connecticut but also the tragedy in colorado. abroad is lacking because it would appear both parties have used this issue to raise money and at the same time not really address it responsibly. i think most americans are on to the fact that would appear you bringin -- that what
the economy grow and create jobs, protect the middle class, and protect seen yours. the president is engaged in a process with lawmakers where he's trying to find commonground to see if commonground exists with republicans around the basic principle to reduce the budget in a balanced way, and he's put forward a plan that would do that eliminating the sequester in the process. when it comes to delays, though, congress has to act in order to avert delays. >> prioritizing spending under the faa, but you want the sequester to inflict maximum -- >> since we did everything we could to avert the sequester, and, unfortunately, the republicans decided as a political matter it was a home run for them to inflick this upon the american people, i think that suggestion just doesn't hold water. secondly, the faa did take action, all the action it could under the law to produce savings and avoid furloughs up until this point where because of the nature of their budget and the personnel heavy nature of their operation furloughs are the only option available to the faa at this time. again, if congress wants t
economy work and define those things that are going to lead our country forward. it is a privilege to be here with you talking about ideas from the working families flexibility act that you are working hard on and i'm a proud co-sponsor but also ways we are going to find solutions for people across this country who are raising families, trying to pay for college trying to pay the energy bill for the month. mr. gardner: we have an incredible opportunity to get government out of the way and let america work, to unleash the entrepreneurs around this great nation over the past several months over the past couple of years, we have held dozens of town meetings, whether they are in southeastern colorado, northeastern colorado, the denver metro area, the new parts of my district, talking to families, talking to people who are struggling to make ends meet. people who have had to pick up a second job just to pay the bills. and as we talk tonight about making life work and i believe #makinglifework and i would like to hear from people around the country how we an help be a part of these solut
consumers, and back into the economy. earlier this year the cfpb finalized rules to strengthen mortgage standards. this includes the ability to -- the provision which requires lenders to make a good-faith effort to determine if the borrower can make his or her payments. this have been generally well-received by consumer and industry groups alike and i applaud the care the cfpb undertook in writing this rule. however, we must ensure that these rules do not have adverse impact on -- including rural areas. i look forward to hearing from director cordray on how this rule will impact rural lehning, which is an important issue in south dakota. finally, director cordray, your comments about reducing regulatory burden on community banks and credit unions. continue to be interested in your plans to make sure that we strike the right balance addressing consumers and addressing concerns smiler institutions may have. you have proven day in and day out that you are well-qualified for the position. even any colleagues across the aisle concede this point. i hope we can provide the market the certainty
something horrible to happen, or you need a total collapse of the economy. i don't see either. >> well, we're actually talking about two different events. relative to a correction this year, i think that we're looking at something similar to 2011. 10 to 20% off in the second or third quarter, kind of a reaction to this building uncertainty, this volatility we have seen since february. in terms of the bigger crash call that i've been making for more than a year now, as the s&p continues to top out very similar as it did in 2000 to 2007, i think you're right. i think that we are looking at some kind of external shock situation. >> no, no, i'm not -- i'm saying that's what you need to make your forecast right. i'm not predicting that. i don't see the end of the world scenario. i don't buy it. >> and i hope that bernanke -- >> gold signal. i just don't buy it. and so much liquidity -- seema, are you hearing this end of the world -- all right. let's take abigail. 10 to 20% correction. are you hearing that? >> if the fed pulls back on monetary support sooner than expected, i think there are trad
economy. he made the comment on cnbc yesterday. the equipment company, however, turned in disappointing earnings revenue and forecast in its earnings report. a marketing gimmick paid off for hasbro. the toy company reported moderate revenue growth. hasbro had an onlne contest to create a new token for monopoly. the public choose a cat. the company calls the contest "tremendously successful". the conservative koch brothers are reportedly eyeing a big investment in media - specifically, eight tribune company publications, including the chicago tribune, the los angeles times, and the baltimore sun. media ownership is reportedly something the koch brothers have focused on as part of a long-term plan to shrink the u.s. government and its regulations. a spokeswoman for koch industries says politics has nothing to do with the possible newspaper acquistion. we don't mean to gross you out, but bedbugs are making an aggressive move into hospitals and nursing homes. the national pest management association reports a 6% rise in bedbug extermination at hospitals, while the number has doubled to 46%
percent say the economy is the most important issue facing this country. 18 percent say it's unemployment and jobs, of course. satisfaction with the government itself. 16 percent -- i mean, these are the beginnings of a list for anyone's agenda and politics in this country. anyone responsible for government. 11 percent said it's the deficit and debt. now, you may have noticed, we are not seeing any legislation, not hearing a lot of talk about programs and responses to deal with these issues. and then there is, of course, health care. 6 percent. 6 percent say that is the most important issue. 5 percent say it's ethics. i have to say, 5% as a little small for me on this. the ethical and moral and family decline in this country. are you kidding me? 4% say immigration. i know what your thinking. we have seen a huge immigration bill introduced. well, 4 percent say that it's education. the number one issue in the country. and another 4 percent say guns. isn't that interesting? guns. here is what the hundred and 13 congress that succeeded at doing so far this year. they put together seven measur
that people view as specific predictors of where the economy is going. and again, you can see while it did go down in august of 2012, we've essentially had six straight months of either flat or up and then we had a down. and, again, we would normally want to see something like three months of a trend before we made too much of this. but the fact is, that's not -- it's not a good news. so the question is, well, why is this happening? we've had -- first we've had soft spots in the economy for the last two or three springs. might be another one of those. but you have had the payroll tax increase go into effect. you've had sequestration go into effect. you have no growth in people's incomes. that was the more disappointing numbers out of the last unemployment insurance report. and if people don't have money, they can't spend money. and finally, we're being affected in the slowdown in europe in particular and the slowdown in the emerging markets. our export growth has fallen to about zero at the moment because there isn't demand overseas for our products. so it feels like a little bit of a soft sp
) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. >>> welcome back to our special edition of newsroom. i'm wolf blitzer reporting live from boston. people are returning to work this morning, buses are back in service, the trains are running. and as you look around the city, there is -- everybody is beginning to get strong. in fact there is a notion of boston strong. you see the signs all over the place. just last night, major league baseball, players association for boston red sox management, they announced they would donate at least $600,000, maybe $700,000, to assist victims and families affected by the bombings at the end of the boston marathon. dzhokhar tsarnaev could be charged today for his alleged role in the bombings. and actions afterwards. justice department officials tell cnn he'll likely face federal terrorism charges, possibly state murder charges, as well. our senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin is joining us to give us perspective. labels tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, what would that mean if that were
, engineers, whatever, are able to get her because they have the skills the american economy needs. jon: well as this bill moves through the senate and on into the house, presumably we will continue to follow it here on fox. karl rove, thank you. >> you bet, jon. jenna: the case against the boston marathon bombing suspect, why there are growing calls to be treated as a so-called enemy combatant. there are arguments for both sides. we'll break it down. new calls on chechen terror groups including past attacks like this one in a moscow theater more than 10 years ago. a brutal, brutal attack that got worldwide attention. there are questions surfacing today, how the groups may have influenced the boston suspects if at all. what you need it know, next. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. jenna: right now a whole lot of legal questions surrounding the marathon legal attack and case against suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev will play out. a growing number of lawmakers are calling for him
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is talking about a spring swoon for the economy. isn't spring a time for revival and resurrection. let's bring in our ace investor to get his forecast on the potential swoon. jeff klein, chief strategist, one of the best of the best. good to see you, jeff. why is it so gloomy all of a sudden? golly, this is not like last year. you a saw the housing numbers today, home sales off a tiny bit, but 11/12% price increases year on year, that's totally different from prior years. >> it is right, the housing situation is better. the auto sales are good. there are a lot of things in much better shape. but the market is all about expectations. the fact is economic data as solid as it has been lately has come in weaker than expectation, so have profits and importantly revenues lately. it's not that we see them falling off a cliff, if expectations got a little too high or rosy, it's funny, larry, as we looked at this year back at the end of last year, we laid out scenarios, a bulk case, down the middle base case, stocks have taken the bull path. bonds are kind of right in the middle. it's interesti
of our economy. that's not what happens. there is no evidence whatsoever to demonstrate that workplace safety regulations by osha make any impact on a business's ability. i would argue that a facility like this that blows up, not only do you have the devastation of people who've been killed, you have now a lost numbers of jobs and you have a community that's completely devastated by this disaster. >> yeah. this is a perfect example of -- i don't -- i cover public life for a living. i don't think very often who's regulating huge warehouses of nitrates that are sitting there and could blow up. that's someone's job, right? someone is out there doing this. one place is the chemical safety board. they do post disaster investigations. they try to create recommendations. here's a statistic to give you a sense, celeste, about the squeezing there is on regulatory bodies more fully. those gray bars are recorded incidents, right, chemical workplace incidents and those orange bars are investigations. what you see is a gap opening up between the two. does that track with what you have seen, celeste
the economy grow and every state. >> there has been some discussion about discretion. under current practice they use the authority very sparingly. it said is have shown roughly 1% of all cases. how much more should we expect the department to exercise ?iscretion decks >> mardy do that pursuant to policy. -- we do not think that is pursuant to policy. >> they spent time the information from own cases. significantspend time because there's a discovery .rocess >> provided we have the resources to pull the files, i would have no objection. one of the real logistical issues is contained in paper files. resources, anything we can do to share mind this would be something to be considered. >> the department may have seen some benefits in terms of the overall efficiency. >> what privacy protections need to be put in place to ensure employers to not miss use the system? how with this legislation and improve on it? do you think it to be appropriate to give the states additional funds with the assumption they will meet this ?bligation tax >> theirallows them to put driver's license and database databas
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tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. now it looks increasingly like the fertilizer plant that exploded last wednesday may have been a preventible tragedy. according to reuters, the plant had been storing more than 1300 times the amount of ammonium nitrate fertilizer that would normally alert the u.s. department of homeland security to a possible safety oversight. that's 100 times more than the amount of ammonium nitrate used in the oklahoma city bombing. remembertive thompson from mississippi and a ranking member of the house committee on homeland security released a statement saying, quote, it seems this manufacturer was willfully off the grid. yet we understand the department of homeland security did not even know the plant existed until it blew up. i strongly believe if the proper safeguards were in place, the loss of life and destruction could have been far less extensive. while many of the initial mist relatives boston quickly appeared to come into focus, in texas, we're left mostly with unanswered questions. first and foremost,
global economy. >> in order to get an outside opinion about what is going on in america, i traveled to germanny where i met up with mr. sink. he told me how things are done in germanny compared to america. >> there are many specialists in in america. our workers are used in many other areas of work. my american friend was surprised to see the same staff sweeping anding pork and all of the necessary things are learned in the three-year apprenticeship. this apprenticeship system serves as worldwide example and should definitely be maintained here. >> atren 'tis -- apprenticeships not good enough? i needed some sort of explanation. that's why i spoke to the headmaster of westminster academy. >> one of the challenges education, educated space today is the changing of the family because there was a time which in which the mother, father and children a home in which we're growing up with both parents. now children go to school with only one parent and issues in the home, they're bringing some of the concerns and challenges into the classroom. i think what schools should do is help childre
currently in our country illegally. many have been here for years and contributing to our economy. knowing who they are is critical to public safety. it must be evidence from the outset there is a pathway to citizenship that will be fair and a tenable. .- fair and attainable dreamers and immigrant farm workers will also be included. those who complete the requirements will be able to achieve lawful status more quickly. the bill will improve our legal immigration system. visas.ses the cap on thes it continues to protect vulnerable immigrants. it creates new temporary worker programs while protecting american workers. businesses must be able to maintain a stable legal workforce if our economy is to continue to grow. this will pressure on the border and reduce illegal flows. the majority of americans support these common sense steps. we are ready to implement them. we can and we will achieve the core provisions of the bill. we stand ready to work with the congress to achieve this important goal. the introduction of this legislation is indeed a milestone. i look forward to continue to working
private initiative to the economy, and reagan realized that. you don't find out about this at the reagan library but reagan met with gorbachev at reykjavik, famously, and the two almost agreed to nuclear disarmament. the reaganites in the defense department were horrified by this and put a stop to it but reagan didn't go all the way with reaganism when he had a chance to end the cold war, especially the nuclear threats. so it's a hard-core republican belief. if you remember the pup pup prime -- republican primaries of 2012, it was not that long ago there were eight or ten republican candidates in simi valley for a debate at the reagan library and every one of them said reagan set the example how maring be strong, reagan did with the soviet union and we should do it today in iran, we should do it -- we were right toy trite in iraq. america should use its power to achieve its spend destroy its enemies. i worked in the cold war and in the middle east. you have 29% of the american people agree with that today. >> richard, do you want to say something? you're leaning forward. >> no. >> okay.
will provide to our country, to our economy, to our security. and we agree with those, coauthors of the legislation in the senate who have made the point in recent days that enhancing our security is one of the reasons why we should press forward with comprehensive immigration reform. >> senator rand paul, republican from kentucky joins us now. you heard jay carney's answer there, is he ignoring or dismissing your concerns? >> well, i'm not sure they are make attention to what i'm asking. i think there needs to be a significant part of of the debate over immigration reform needs to be over national security. i'm not even saying delay it, i'm just saying make it mart of the debate. that may mean that the debate takes longer. we had two refugees admitted, the same way these brothers were admitted to my town, bowling green, kentucky even, an, and they were accused of buying missiles, and having tp-fps on an exploded ied several years before they were admitted. we are not doing enough scrutiny on student visas and refugee talents. press canceled a program where 25 countries were targ
and just a relentless barrage of terrible events, political events. the economy was not as bad as it is now, but the war was obviously raging and it became clear that we were losing the war, which is what one of the episodes is about. >> and you think we're raging today. >> i feel like there -- i feel like there's a malaise in the united states right now. i do it's -- believe r not. i don't kno a culture can have h the self-esteem, but whatever the principles are that make us feel good about being americans and about where we live and this thing, just -- the simplest thing, this is the greatest country on earth, which is what we were all raised with that produces a blow and there's anxiety and changes afoot. at so many times there was gun control legislation and it went all the way to the end and disappeared like this time and you wonder how did that happen. >> gayle i always think you're going to zig when you san diego. >> welcome to the table, you guys. >> six seasons. how do you keep it relevant do you think? how do you continue to grow your audience?
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in the current state of the economy. this is from fall of 2012. we will see if that changes post-boston and if those numbers go up. this goes to the earlier segment that you aired, this idea that the united states is complacent with respect to terrorism. i think the survey demonstrates it is among the things that iople think about your it also think that the law enforcement community is certainly not complacent when it comes to terrorism. the boston event was a security event. there's a lot of individuals covering that event, from federal, state and local. i don't think that boston happened due to complacency. i don't think we necessarily are complacent. i think we have accepted terrorism as a new facet of our reality, albeit one that does not happen that frequently. host: if you want to look at the start.u you can go to m.d.edd.edu to get more informa. nationaliff, from the consortium for the study of terrorism & responses to terrorism. caller: good morning. i think these turbo crimes are quite separate. two crimes are quite separate. the man in connecticut was concerning his di
it. >> in 1839, britain, at the moment it controls more of the world economy than it will ever do before or since, about 40% of world trade, go in and invades afghanistan. looks as if it's going to be incredibly easy. >> always does, doesn't it? >> they walk in as with many other subsequent invasions, looks as if everything's going to go very easy. within a few months they are busy ice skating. they brought their fox hounds. they've come up with 30 camels full of -- they brought three camels with cigars. one camel just carrying eau du cologne for the troops. all looks easy. within 18 months the most incredible jihad has been declared. the troops are completely surrounded. because they walked in so easily they haven't made any fortifications. they're surrounded on all sides by hills. the afghans capture their food and ammunition within about 48 hours. they shoot the deputy governor at the uprising. the main governor goes out to negotiate. he gets shot dead. you have a completely lead to this army without food, without ammunition in the middle of winter. all they can do is retreat.
could have kept going for a long time. he was determined to democratize the economy and politics ad bring a private initiative to the economy and ronald reagan realized you don't find out much about this at the library but he met with gorbachev and the almost agreed to nuclear disarmament. in the defense did redmon they were horrified by this and put a stop to it but he didn't go all the way when he had a chance to end the cold war especially the nuclear threat so you do find it's a hard core beliefs today if you remember the republican primaries of 2012 it was sent but long ago there were these republican candidates for the debate at the library and everyone said he sets the example of how america can be strong and use its power to defeat its enemies he did it with the soviet union and we should do it today in iran and we were right to try it in iraq. america should use its power to destroy its enemies. it worked in the cold war and will work in the middle east. you have about 29% of the american people that agree today. >> richard, did you want to say something? you're leaning for
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